Art Musics of Israel: Identities, Ideologies, Influences – March 2011
This conference was presented with the Institute of Musical Research at the University of London under Director Dr. Malcolm Miller. Themed days focused on aspects of East and West, Arabic and Jewish musics, nationalism and ideologies of pioneer generations, modernism and post-modernism. Papers on composers from the former USSR in the 70s and 90s, mixed with more general topics such as sociology of music, memory and the impact of the Holocaust. Also addressed were popular musics such as Cabaret and nightclubs in Tel-Aviv, Israeli Rock, and the impact of folk song and liturgical styles and collaborative Arab-Jewish projects in Israel and beyond. Contributors included Professor Amnon Shiloah (Hebrew University), Professor Arnold Whittall, (King’s College, London), Professor Jehoash Hirshberg (Hebrew University), and composers Yehezkel Braun, Andre Hajdu, Tsippi Fleischer, Michael Wolpe, Haim Permont, and Oded Zehavi.